Hernangomez played 16 minutes off the bench and produced two points (0-3 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists and three steals Tuesday in the Nuggets' 105-94 preseason win over the Trail Blazers. Though he underwent core-muscle surgery in May, Hernangomez received a clean bill of health ahead of training camp and made his preseason debut with no reported restrictions. Hernangomez is one of several forwards jockeying for a rotation spot in a loaded Nuggets rotation.
Hernangomez has undergone core muscle surgery, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports. Kosmider notes that the injury hampered Hernangomez's play around the All-Star break. He did have a strong beginning of the season, starting 25 straight games from Nov. 11 through Jan. 5, shooting 42.5 percent from distance for 11.2 points per game. However, after the break, he appeared in only 21 games and hit just 22.2 percent of his field goals. Hernangomez will presumably be healthy for the beginning of training camp.
Hernangomez (abdomen) logged six minutes off the bench Wednesday in the Nuggets' 114-108 loss to the Jazz, finishing with one steal and one block. The abdominal strain prevented Hernangomez from playing Saturday against Cleveland, but it was only a short-term issue for the forward. Though his health is seemingly no longer a concern, Hernangomez's spot in the Denver rotation remains on shaky ground with Gary Harris and Will Barton seemingly no longer facing any restrictions following their recent returns from injury.
Hernangomez (abdomen) is available for Wednesday's game against the Jazz, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports. Hernangomez missed Saturday's tilt with Cleveland due to an abdominal strain, but appears to be fully healthy and set to go Wednesday. Through 43 games, he's averaging 8.7 points and 5.1 rebounds in 25.4 minutes per game, although that level of production has fallen recently with Paul Millsap's return to the starting role.
Hernangomez (abdomen) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Jazz, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports. Hernangomez was held out of Saturday's contest due to an abdominal strain, but he could take the court in his team's upcoming game in Utah. He'll likely see how he feels in Wednesday's shootaround before a decision on his availability is made.
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